New Images from MAN OF STEEL Featured in Total Film Magazine – Zack Snyder Discusses his Approach to Superman
Director Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is certainly poised to be one of the biggest films of the summer. Gracing the cover of the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, there are many new images from the film featured throughout the cover article. We’re only three months away from the film’s release, and if the early buzz is any indication, MOS will be packing a very large punch. Along with the images are a few quotes from director Zack Snyder and star Henry Cavill on how they intend to usher The Last Son of Krypton into the modern age. I honestly can’t even begin to describe my excitement for this one, so hit the jump to check it out!
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane and hits theaters next summer in IMAX 3D on June 14th, 2013.
In the cover article for Total Film, Zack Snyder discussed making Superman a more relatable character:
We’ve tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, ‘Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I’d do. Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.
Many fans have been expecting a more grounded version of the character since the announcement that Christopher Nolan would be attached to the film’s story. I like the fact that we are going to see a more grounded and realistic version of Superman, but I’malso interested to see how well it can be accepted by fans.
Star Henry Cavill discussed how his character is a Superman for a new age:
This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices…
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.